Teacher acquitted of rape, rearrested
An Arkansas substitute teacher acquitted of a rape accusation involving a teen boy awaits formal charges as part of a related case in another jurisdiction.
Jurors in Craighead County Circuit Court on Thursday found Latasha Schoolfield not guilty of rape related to a report she had sex with a 13-year-old boy at a Jonesboro motel.
The teen told an Arkansas State Police investigator Schoolfield had sex with him at a Motel 6 and “three to five” times in his bedroom at his house, according to a police report.
Schoolfield was arrested again Thursday within hours of the acquittal as part of a warrant on four counts of rape involving the same teen, that time in the Caraway jurisdiction, Craighead County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Justin Rolland said.
A Jonesboro Police Department report listed Schoolfield as a substitute teacher at the Riverside School District.
That School District encompasses Caraway, a town of about 1,270 residents nearly 30 miles east of Jonesboro in Craighead County.
Schoolfield is set to appear Monday in Craighead County District Court for arraignment on the latest rape charges.